Bámidélé Upfront

#EndSARS: How Far Can A Leaderless Protest Go?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

To the youth, one of the weaknesses of leaderless protests or movements is the lack of an articulate, charismatic arrowhead. If and when there is no established concert around articulating our message(s), the goal(s) is/are left undefined. Is your goal for EndSARS anger and nothing but anger or police reform?…
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Columns

#EndSARS: The State Of The “Revolution”, By Reuben Abati

The #EndSARS protest in Nigeria has gone through all the initial stages of a full scale revolution as seen in the French, American, Orange, Red and Velvet Revolutions. The crisis must not be allowed to tip over. Losing the trust and confidence of the same young Nigerians, and the international…
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Opinion

The New Thabo Mbeki School: The United Spider Webs that Tie Up the Elephant, By Toyin Falola

Considering the conception of this School and as one committed to combating the leadership problem in Africa, I make a toast to our ancestors — Gamal Nasser, Nelson Mandela, Stephen Bantu Biko, Kwame Nkrumah, Julius Nyerere, and many other African great minds — another toast to the Thabo Mbeki African…
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Opinion

The #EndSARS Protests: A Fundamental Lesson In Democratic Governance, By Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Young Nigerians across the country have peacefully stated their case. The president has pledge reform and should be given reasonable time to achieve them. The protests have accomplished their primary objective. There is no question that more needs to done. To achieve further progress, however, will require greater dialogue between…
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Opinion

Africa’s Hidden Crisis: Women As the Real Victims of the COVID-19 Pandemic, By Chiedo Nwankwor

Public health crises like COVID-19 exacerbate existing inequalities that disadvantage women. Although both sexes are equally likely to contract the disease, earlier estimates suggest that men die more from the virus for reasons spanning the gamut of biology and genetics to lifestyle. Nevertheless, women bear a disproportionate burden of the…
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Opinion

#EndSARS: A Call For A More Robust Strategy, By Jiraye D. Abagudu

First, we have to stop basking in the euphoria of a faceless movement and have our political party birthed out of this, in a manner that carries the tone and theme of the movement, while also intricately defining its values and manifesto, and mominating or choosing young vibrant people who…
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Opinion

Lekki ‘Massacre’: Fake News, Anarchy and the Rest of Us, By Yushau A. Shuaib

While I personally support the objectives of EndSARS and similar protests towards good governance, the media and civil society groups should be wary of fake news on the social media by subjecting eye-witness accounts and other contents to critical verification and authentication before authorising their dissemination. Human society, as we…
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Columns

#EndSARS and the Rise of A New Nigeria, By Dakuku Peterside

...When calm eventually returns to the country, what should be the new normal for our youths who have demonstrated a high degree of social and political consciousness with the #EndSARS protests? The fact is that young people can make the most impact if they get more actively involved in the…
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Columns

The #EndSARS Shootings and Nigeria’s International Standing, By Ebere Onwudiwe

The administration is lucky to have the services and advice of Professor Gambari, a master international diplomat, at this time. He knows too well that a good international image is a valuable resource, and that the capacity of Nigeria to achieve its development objectives depends more on how it is…
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